Past Events

Jun 01, 2024 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Try sailing, enjoy Newport Harbor, learn more about FOW and other great organizations and paint some rocks for our upcoming scavenger hunt.

Apr 20, 2024 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

9:30 am 12 pm weather permitting ... gloves, bags, coffee provided.​

Dec 04, 2023 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Newport Mariott – Newport Room, 25 America's Cup Ave
Newport, RI 02840 United States
Apr 22, 2023 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

April 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm PLEASE JOIN the Friends of the Waterfront and the Friends of King Park Saturday April 22, 2023 9:30 – 12 Come and […]

An archive of past events prior to April 2023

Annual Meeting
December 4th, 2023 @ 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Meet us at Newport Mariott's Newport Room for our annual meeting!

2022 concerts

Friends of the Waterfront and the City of Newport

Free Concerts This Summer – At the Gazebo in King Park The waterfront music series made possible by the generous support of the Isham family.

2019 Harbor walk

2019 Harbor Walk

Is It Time in Newport for a Master Plan for Waterfront Development?

FOW Thinks So

Folk 2019

2019 Folk Festival

Special Zoning Board Meeting Sept 18th 7 PM

What’s happening with the Newport Yachting Center Property?

No Decision yet from Zoning Board of Review. New Information by Peregrine submitted to ZBR for a decision on October 16th 7:00 pm meeting.

Click Below for the Latest News Updates on Newport Waterfront Public Access:

Commercial Wharf Map

New Plans for 4 Commercial Wharf - Newport Yachting Center Property

Planning Board Meeting Thursday July 6, 2017

Harbor Walks

Harbor Walk Tours

July 25, 23rd, and August 20 | 1:00 pm
First of this season’s free harbor walk tours drew a crowd of 30 people including Newport Daily News Sean Flynn and Dave Hanson.

CRMC Meeting

February 14th at 6:00pm

Scotts Wharf

Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2016
Join Friends of the Waterfront (FOW) for its Annual Meeting on Thursday, October 13 at the Newport Public Library at 6:00 pm. Along with a review of the year, special guest speaker Sam Bradner, a principal of Peregrine Partners LLC will discuss his company’s plans for the future of the four-acre site in the heart of downtown Newport.

Peregrine Group/Scott’s Wharf LLC acquired the Newport Yachting Center and its wholly owned marina and parking operating entities from the Newport Harbor Corporation in December 2015. Renovations and new construction began in 2015 and will continue through 2018.

Annual Waterfront Sunse tInspection Cruise

Annual Waterfront Sunset Inspection Cruise

Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 4:30pm

Departing from Oldport Marine – RAIN OR SHINE

Come join Friends of the Waterfront’s members aboard the Amazing Grace for an end of summer sunset cruise. A professional tour guide will conduct the excursion pointing out all of the rights of way and various other sights along the Newport waterfront.

Oldport is located next to the Mooring Restaurant on America’s Cup Avenue. Tickets are $25 for current members but with 2017 renewal membership save—the cost is $20. Includes appetizers with a cash bar.

Seating is limited and tickets are sold in advance.

2016 Earth Day Cleanup at King Park

2016 Harbor Walk Tour

Sunday, August 28th at 1:00 pm

Join Friends of the Waterfront (FOW) for a free walking tour of the public access points

All along Newport Harbor
Sunday, August 28th at 1:00 pm

Meet at Mary Ferrazzoli Park (Corner of Washington Street and Long Wharf)

Parking available at the Visitor Center

URI Master Gardeners

URI Master Gardener Program

Saturday August 20, 2016 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Free and open to the public

Join us to learn about science-based gardening techniques in your community at one of out URL Master Gardener demonstration projects!

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2016 Earth Day Cleanup at King Park

Monarch Butterfly Habitat Planting

Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 10:00 am until noon.

Come Join Friends of the Waterfront and URI Master Gardeners on Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 10:00 am until noon.

URI Botanist Hope Leeson will Speak on Rhode Island Native Plants.

At the Newport Maritime Center (Ann Street Pier on Thames Street)

Public Invited

Attendees will receive a free plant!

2016 Earth Day Cleanup at King Park

Save The Date!

Saturday Morning April 23rd | 9:00 am until noon

Join Friends of the Waterfront and Friends of King Park on Saturday Morning April 23rd from 9:00 am until noon for King Park Earth Day Cleanup

Gloves & Trash Bags Provided